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Spring Athletics

Middle School and 4th grade families with students participating in spring track or boys volleyball are reminded to review yesterday’s email from Athletic Director Rob Wennington with details regarding upcoming spring meeting and practice dates. Questions may be directed to robwennington@sfx-school.org.
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Revised Battle of the Books Update

It came to light on Tuesday that there was some confusion about February 5th being an early dismissal day. I have discovered that it is not. We will still have our qualifying competition on Feb. 5th at 2:00 p.m. but it will take place during the school day. Any students who register to participate in the qualifying competition will be excused from their regular classes so that they can attend the competition. Please
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Battle of the Books Update

The day of our big Battle of the Books competition is rapidly approaching. SFX students in grades 4-6 have an opportunity to participate in Battle of the Books, a literary trivia game. We wanted to update parents on the process for selecting the 12 students who will represent SFX in our interscholastic competition against teams from Roycemore and Chiravalle. Per the competition rules, each school can bring a maximum
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Sign Up for Concession Stand

SFX Athletics is excited to offer concessions during home Basketball games this Thursday, December 12th and next Thursday, December 19th. We are in particular need of parent chaperones to help oversee our Middle School student volunteers. Please consider donating an hour of your time on one of these two dates here. Questions may be directed to tvallace@gmail.com. Go Crusaders!
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Fun Run is Today

Thank you to the many Middle School families who have taken the time to set up student accounts at funrun.com in anticipation of today’s Glow Run. Our event happens today, November 14th! If you have not already done so, please be sure to open an account at funrun.com this morning and make a pledge in support of your student. Your donations support the HSO’s efforts to provide enriching services, build com
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WC Banquet Forms Due Today!

SFX Athletics looks forward to celebrating our football players and cheerleaders during our upcoming Wilmette Catholic Football Banquet on November 4th. Registration for the banquet closes end of day today, October 31st. With this in mind, we remind parents to please send completed forms for both football players and 8th grade cheerleaders to the attention of Dawn Zigmond, Assistant Athletic Director, to the SFX Scho
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Lend a Hand at the MS Halloween Party

Calling all Middle School parents… your SCARY help is needed! Can you serve pizza in a mask? Would you take pleasure in scaring a Middle Schooler?! Is ‘Fog Master’ your dream job?? If you answered “yes,” please help us make the Middle School Halloween Party a night they won’t soon forget and join us next Friday, October 25th in the St. Joe’s Gym. Sign up to volunteer at our and 5th and 6th Grade Par
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Halloween Party Details

Do you have your costume ready for the Middle School Halloween Party on Friday, October 25th? Join us in the St. Joe’s Gym… Prizes will be awarded in each Grade for: * Funniest costume * Scariest costume * Most creative costume * Best homemade costume Come dressed to impress! Students should watch for a Permission Slip soon from Mrs. Elliott.
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Middle School Halloween Party

Save the date for the Middle School Halloween Party! We’ll enjoy a DJ, pizza, treats, a haunted house and prizes for best costume. Friday, October 25th 5th & 6th Grade join us from 6pm – 7:30pm 7th & 8th Grade join us from 8pm – 9:30pm St Joseph’s School Gym Cost is $15 per person (to be paid in advance) An invitation, permission slip, and a Sign Up Genius seeking Volunteers is coming soon!
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New York Times Bestselling Author Field Trip

Through our partnership with The Book Stall in Winnetka, our 5th-8th grade students have been granted a unique opportunity to attend a field trip to Regina Dominican High School in Wilmette on October 17th. Those who join us will hear a presentation by Alan Gratz, New York Times bestselling author of Refugee and numerous other historical fiction novels for Middle School students. Allies is Mr. Gratz’s newest no
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5th Grade and the Middle School Library Collection

It was wonderful to see so many of you last week at Back to School Night last week. I wanted to share digitally the form that would allow 5th grade students to checkout from the middle school library collection. For those who couldn’t make it last week, during the evening I spoke to the 5th grade parents about how we have a Middle School Collection geared towards and limited to our 6th-8th graders. A few years
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Girls Volleyball Reminder

Parents of 5th-8th grade students participating in Girls Volleyball this season are asked to review yesterday’s letter from Mr. Wennington providing scheduling updates for this week’s practices and games. Questions may be directed to robwennington@sfx-school.org.
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Please Join us for Tomorrow’s Middle School Forum

Dear Middle School Parents, SFX faculty and I look forward to welcoming you to the Middle School Forum tomorrow, September 19th at 7pm. You will experience a small sample of a “day in the life” of your middle school students as you attend each of your students’ core classes. During each session, faculty members will provide you with insights into the objectives and expectations of each course. It wi
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5th Grade Girls Volleyball Update

The 5th Grade Girls Volleyball Team will hold practice today, September 4th, with Coach Semple from 3:30-4:45pm in the Gym. Teams will be divided into two squads following today’s practice. A schedule detailing games (which begin this Saturday, September 7th) is located here. Thank you for sending players to school today with athletic clothing and knee pads!
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Welcome to Fifth Grade!

Thank you for subscribing to the SFX Fifth Grade News blog! Subscription feeds for the 2019-2020 school year were set Friday evening, August 23rd. If you subscribed to blogs prior to that time your selections may have changed. To confirm your 2019-2020 selections now that new feeds have been established, please submit a new subscription form here and check every box (for both Newsblast and ALL blogs) that you wish to
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Middle School Service Opportunity

Middle School students are invited to earn services hours by volunteering at the Misericordia Heart of Mercy Family Fest on Sunday, September 8, 2019. Volunteers must be 12 years old or older, and students are welcome to sign up for more than one slot. All volunteers will receive a free entry ticket to the fest and may arrive early or stay after their shift to enjoy the fun! Learn more and sign up here.
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MS Service Opportunity

Middle School students are invited to earn services hours by volunteering at the Misericordia Heart of Mercy Family Fest on Sunday, September 8, 2019. Volunteers must be 12 years old or older, and students are welcome to sign up for more than one slot. All volunteers will receive a free entry ticket to the fest and may arrive early or stay after their shift to enjoy the fun! Learn more and sign up here.
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Important Presentation to 5th Grade Students

Please take a moment to review the SFX School News letter shared by Miss Barrett and Mrs. Elliott earlier this week here regarding a presentation that will be made to all fifth grade students on Wednesday, May 29th during the school day. Parents are invited to a brief presentation at 8:30am on May 29th that provides an overview of what will be shared with your children in gender specific groups regarding the topic of
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Six Flags Great America Read to Succeed Reading Program

Before we leave for winter break, your child will bring home a reading log from the Six Flags Read to Succeed Reading Program. This program is open to children in grades K-6. Any child who independently reads or is read to for 6 hours and completes the reading log will earn one free admission to Great America. Completed forms should be returned to the school library no later than February 15, 2019. A replacement read
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Math Update

Dear 5th Grade Parents, It was a pleasure meeting you all at Back to School Night. As discussed in the parent letter sent home by Colleen Barrett and myself at Back to School Night, differentiation is happening within each Math class. This includes students having different homework assignments. I wanted to inform you that when logging into PowerSchool to see your child’s grades, please note that a marking of (
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5th Grade and the Middle School Library Collection

It was wonderful to see so many of you last night at the Middle School Back to School Night. I wanted to share digitally the form that would allow 5th grade students to checkout from the middle school library collection. For those who couldn’t make it last night, during the evening I spoke to the 5th grade parents about how we have a Middle School Collection geared towards and limited to our 6th-8th graders.  A
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Your Class Blog Subscription

Thank you for subscribing to your child’s classroom blog for the 2018-2019 school year. Your subscription is now active and blog posts will automatically push to your email’s inbox the morning after any new posts are logged. You may also check blogs anytime on our website here. Please add office@sfx-school.org (blogs and Newsblast) and sfxschool@mail.vresp.com (SFX School News) to your contacts so that th
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6th Grade Summer Reading

Happy summer, rising 6th graders! Over the coming weeks, please take a moment to check the Summer Reading page of the school website for links to resources and information. In particular, make note of the required summer reading assignment that has been posted for students entering 6th grade this fall. Download the 6th grade summer reading assignment here. Feel free to record summer reading in the log that is attache
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Incoming 6th-8th Grade Book Order Form

As shared previously by our Lit/LA Middle School teachers, complete summer reading instructions and details will be shared next week for rising 6th, 7th and 8th grade students. In the meantime, the Book Fair chairs encourage all current 5th-7th grade students to purchase the required titles shared in yesterday’s blog using the attached order form which is pre-populated with titles and corresponding pricing. Que
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